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Find more Mattoon relatives and grow your tree by exploring billions of historical records. Taken every decade since 1790, the U.S. Federal Census can tell you a lot about your family. For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 103 less people named Mattoon in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

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What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 663 people named Mattoon in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 16% less people named Mattoon in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 560 people named Mattoon were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 101 adults were unmarried
  • 534 rented out rooms to boarders
  • Most common occupation was truck driver
  • 52%, or 77 people, lived in homes they rented

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As Mattoon families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • Most mothers originated from Illinois
  • 117 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • They most commonly lived in Oregon
  • 13 were born in foreign countries